ACS can assist with:
Anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, coping skills, depression, family and relationship issues, grief, peer relationships, postpartum, PTSD, self-esteem, spirituality, childhood, adult or recent trauma
I am also an approved LCSW supervisor with MS BOE/MFT
Anna Windham can also provide consultation & training services for EMDR practitioners.
Types of Therapy Offered in Practice-
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. What occurs in the brain during an EMDR session appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during sleep, while you are in the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) phase. EMDR helps a person see disturbing or negative thoughts or images in a new and less distressing way. It can literally change how your brain thinks about something. EMDR was initially used for trauma of all types but has now been found to be just as effective and useful in resolving many other types of issues, such as anxiety, fears/phobias, & negative self-esteem. For more in-depth information about EMDR follow the link to the EMDR international association website.
Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT):
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts, or how we think about ourselves and/or a situation cause how we feel and behave, rather than external things, people, or circumstances. In other words, negative thoughts create negative feelings, which then cause negative behavior. The benefit of this is that we can change how we feel and behave even if circumstances, situations, or other people do not change. Combining Mindful practices with a CBT therapy approach helps to increase the effectiveness of traditional techniques. For more information about MCBT follow the link Psychology Today website.
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy have a wide range of uses. There are many misconceptions that people often have about hypnotherapy, such as the idea that a person who is hypnotized will not remember anything that is said or done. To see a complete list of Myths and Truths about Hypnosis you can follow the link below. There is a difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. In Hypnosis, the goal is to offer suggestions to modify specific behavior. Hypnosis is very helpful in dealing with many issues such as general anxiety, panic attacks, pain management and exam anxiety. It is also an effective tool for weight loss and smoking cessation. During hypnosis, the only "job" the person being hypnotized has is to lie in a comfortable position in a relaxed state and take in the positive suggestions being made. During Hypnotherapy, the person being hypnotized verbally interacts with the therapist to uncover underlying causes and feelings for the problem or issue at hand. This is often done by going back to the time in life where the problem began. For more information about Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy you may follow the link to the Wellness Institute website.
Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS):
LENS is a successful unique and effective form of Neurotherapy (Head Lens) and Biofeedback (Body Lens). Go to Lens tab on our website to learn more.